George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

2812 North Highland, Jackson, TN


Jeanette Brooks

May 16, 1941July 27, 2019

Jeanette Brooks was born on May 16, 1941 and passed away on July 27, 2019.


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Jeanette Brooks

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Gary and Kellie Reynolds

August 7, 2019

We are thinking of and praying for you Michael "B", David and family during this very hard time. Faith in the Lord will keep you strong...... even when you think you're weak,... hold onto that. We are only a phone call away.
Love you brother

Michael Andrew Brooks

August 6, 2019

Jeanette Brooks youngest son,

I'm Michael Andrew Brooks,
I would like to express my gratitude to each of you have that have reached out during these hard times.
With a very special thanks to the Barber family!
My grandfather's side of my family.
Thank each of you so much for the positive effect you had during my mother's upbringing during her life.
As each of you know, mama would have been completely alone had it not been for y'all.
Today my heart is broken beyond words. But I'm also so very grateful for y'all reaching out during this time of need.
It surely shows me the character and the nature of the family which I'm privileged to be a part of.
Although the past few days have been very difficult, it's been wonderful to realize that I'm not completely alone in this world.
I would like to thank the Barber family, and each of my friends and loved ones who have helped to support us during this difficult loss time of enormous loss.
May God be with each of us, and give us joy and peace as we face our adversities together.
May God move beautifully in each of our lives ...

Michael Andrew Brooks

August 6, 2019

Dear friends and family,
I would like to thank each of you for reaching out during this time of loss of my mother.
Both David and I are very grateful for the love, and the well wishes that we have received.
I'm sitting here going through some papers, and I was looking at some of the family history.
My mother was orphaned by the time she was 4 years old. Her father Buford Curtis Barber of Jackson Tennessee, passed away for my mom I was only 4 years old.
My grandfather only 24 years old at the time.
And my grandmother Anna Mae Church passed away only a few months after my mother was born.
She was actually told that if she gave birth to my mom, it would cost her her life.
My grandmother chose to give her life to my mother.
After my grandfather passed away, my mother was taken in by her grandmother Anna Eliza Payne Barber, and raised in Jackson Tennessee.
Mama was an only child, but she was so fortunate to have uncles, aunts, and cousins who quickly made her a part of their family.
What she was always grateful for, and now during her passing, I'm having a chance to meet with some of my family that I never knew existed.
And I would like to thank the Barber family for coming forward during this time of need, and helping with preparing the final arrangements.
As I was going through some of my most personal belongings recently, I stumbled across this letter from her father to her.
I thought I would share it because it's so heart touching. And a testimony to the strengths that she had to endure and continue moving forward after such a loss.
I will share with you the letter written to Mama from her father, Buford Barber.

Thank each of you for reaching out with your love and support.
Both my brother and I are very grateful and fortunate the have each of your prayers and kindness during these very sad times....
May God be with each of us as we move forward in our lives, being mindful to let each other know how much we love them.

Denise Liggett

August 6, 2019

So very sorry .

Linda Barber

August 3, 2019

Sorry to hear about Jeannette's death. I don't have a lot of memories of her because I was the baby of the whole clan of Barbers' but I do remember admiring her in her teen years as being very pretty and vivacious in Lois and Roy's house during one of our visits. Just what a youngster like myself wanted to grow up to be! My father would visit her in his later years and loved seeing her. His health was not that good, so he didn't see her as much as he would have liked, and I know Granny Barber, who raised her, loved her with all her heart and soul.